Book of the Day
Close to Me
Close to Me is the first novel by Amanda Reynolds. Although this is her first published work, it is well written and polished. I promise, no spoilers! I love books that I just can’t put down-if dawn is breaking while I’m reading the last few pages-it has been a good book. And if I can’t sleep the next night because I am still wrapped up in the characters lives, it is a really good book.
Jo thought she had the perfect family. She had a loving husband, two grown children, and could fill her time volunteering. But nothing is a perfect as is seems. Jo actually can’t remember anything that happened last year. She knows she had a bad fall… but can’t quite remember the details. And the perfect family isn’t helping her recover the memories.
The story is told from Jo’s POV and there is a bit of jumping backward and forward through time. It gave me the feeling of having missed a step, or falling in a dream and waking with a start not quite sure of what just happened.
That feeling of unease just never lets up. If you enjoy intense, suspenseful, and wholly unsettling psychological thrillers, this is a fantastic book. You may even question how well you know your own family.